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Petitioning City Mailing List City Mail and 9 others
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City of San Angelo Water Department: Call for an audit of the billing and purchasing department

Why is this important?

As voting and tax-paying citizens of San Angelo Texas we need to ensure our elected officals are enforcing the reliability of the San Angelo Water Departments financial statements and disclosures as well as the effectiveness of the department's internal control and risk management systems while staying in compliance with the cities code of business conduct, legal, and regulatory requirements.

Causes for concern include the following:
-Billing discrepancies are being ignored
(Citizens are being charge up to 10 times the amount of actual water usage with no options to dispute. They can only pay the bill or have their water turned off.)

-Credit Card information storage issues with the water departments website.
(Citizens that have their credit card information stored on the website for automatic payments are not able to unenroll their credit cards, even when trying to dispute a water bill. This information must be manually purged by a system adminsitrator)

-Buying and installing over $100,000 worth of furniture before getting City Council's approval, as required.

Without healthy government oversight and a willingness to pursue interventions against the public sector, the water district can pose a real danger to its citizens.

What can you do?

1. Write your elected officals

2. Inform the public at large that you are having a problem. You may find your not the only one.

3. Get involved. SIGN THIS PETITION

Letter to
City Mailing List City Mail
Interim City Manager Michael Dane
SMD #6 Charlotte Farmer
and 7 others
SMD #5 Kendall Hirschfeld
SMD #4 Fredd B. Adams II
SMD #3 Johnny Silvas
SMD #2 Dwain Morrison
SMD #1 Paul Alexander
Mayor Alvin New
Assistant City Manager Rick Weise
Request for an audit of the San Angelo Water Billing and Purchasing department

As voting and tax-paying citizens of San Angelo Texas we need to ensure our elected officials are enforcing the reliability of the San Angelo Water Departments financial statements and disclosures as well as the effectiveness of the department's internal control and risk management systems while staying in compliance with the cities code of business conduct,legal, and regulatory requirements.

Causes for concern include the following:
-Billing discrepancies are being ignored
(Citizens are being charge up to 10 times the amount of actual water usage with no options to dispute. They can only pay the bill or have their water turned off.)

-Credit Card information storage issues with the water departments website.
(Citizens that have their credit card information stored on the website for automatic payments are not able to unenroll their credit cards, even when trying to dispute a water bill. This information must be manually purged by a system adminsitrator)

-Buying and installing over $100,000 worth of furniture before getting City Council's approval, as required.

Without healthy government oversight and a willingness to pursue interventions against the public sector, the water district can pose a real danger to its citizens.